|Mrs. Thelma Howard Lafayette was born June 7, 1921 to Johnny and Margaret Howard of Torras, Louisiana and died on January 10, 1977 at 9:30 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She joined the Union Methodist Church, where she served as a choir member and class leader. In 1954 she was called into the ministry with her husband and minister W. R. Lafayette, where she ardently supported District and Conference programs. Throughout her life in the church she exemplified Christian stewardship and dedication and her whole life was centered on doing the will of her heavenly father.
Family members are a devoted husband, Rev. W. R. Lafayette, her beautiful children and grandchildren; two sisters, Ethel Richardson and Ora Williams; one uncle, Abe Hartford; one aunt, Ada Clark.
|Source: Journal Louisiana Conference1977, p.175|